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Crock pot mashed potatoes topped with pats of butter and parsley.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

These crock pot mashed potatoes are diced Russet potatoes that are simmered in the slow cooker, then mashed with butter and cream cheese for a decadent and delicious side dish. Making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker is so easy, you'll never use the stove top method again!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot mashed potatoes, slow cooker mashed potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 323kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 5 pounds Russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into slices
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened and cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Place the potatoes and chicken broth in a crock pot.
  • Cover the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours, until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain the broth from the crock pot.
  • Add the butter, cream cheese, salt, pepper and heavy cream to the slow cooker. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they're smooth and creamy.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.



Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 763IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg